Parma has long been the capital of a Duchy which gave great importance to Arts. The city was home to many artists such as Correggio and Parmigianino and to the musicians Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. The inhabitants of Parma are so in love with music and the city’s theatre hall “Il Regio”, famous all over the world for its opera representations. Parma is famous also in literature: don’t you remember Stendhal’s work The Charterhouse of Parma and Marcel Proust? Parma is 360 degrees sensory experience. This is the region where Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto Parma and Lambrusco wine are born. Because of this gastronomical richness December 2015 Parma was listed among the “UNESCO Creative Cities for Gastronomy”.
Parma is famous also for its “Violetta”(violet) a distillated commissioned by Marie Louise of Austria, Duchess of Parma from 1814 to 1847, which was for her a symbol of the elegance of the city. You will enjoy a 360 degrees experience. But there isn’t only the city… Parma surroundings are even better! With their castles, fortresses, abbeys and labyrinths!